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Blackpool Illuminations is an annual lights festival, founded i...

wikipedia - 18 Sep 2016
Blackpool Illuminations is an annual lights festival, founded in 1879 and first switched on 19 September that year, held each autumn in the British seaside resort of Blackpool on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. Also known locally as The Lights or The Illuminations, they run each year for sixty-six days, from late August until early November at a time when most other English seaside resorts' seasons are coming to an end. Dubbed as "the greatest free light show on earth", they are 6 miles
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B&M launch cheap outdoor Christmas lights range - six of the best

Coventry Telegraph - 16 Dec 2017
It seems electricity bills will be rising sharply across the UK as discount retailer, B&M, has revealed they're experiencing soaring sales on their outdoor Christmas lighting range. Customers across the UK are transforming the outside of their homes ...
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Lights, camera, action... businesswoman Kerian set for TV stardom

Blackpool Gazette - 21 Nov 2017
The documentary series which is on air at 8pm on Channel 5 on Thursday, is receiving rave reviews for its witty and affectionate look at Blackpool. Executive producer Andrew Nicholson said his team could not thank Kerian enough for all her help and it ...
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Is this the most Christmassy street in the UK?

Manchester Evening News - 10 Dec 2017
“The house next door to my mum's is up for sale at the moment and the estate agents actually tell people: 'You know at Christmas you'll have to get some lights',” said Tracey. “There are a couple of people that don't. If you don't do it, you don't do ...
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Lightwaves brings spectacular scenes to Salford Quays

Manchester Evening News - 11 Dec 2017
December is, of course, traditionally a time for spectacular light displays. Nope, we're not referring to your next door neighbour's grotesquely over-the-top Christmas decorations – but rather the arrival of Salford's annual Lightwaves Festival ...
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Have you seen the lights? Cruise Norway and don't miss out - 06 Dec 2017
Most captivating of all are the Northern Lights, an iridescent panoply of neon-like light formations resembling anything from a silent firework display to a giant lava lamp. They're only visible after dusk, so Norway's long Arctic nights are the prime ...
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Seaton landlady unimpressed with lights

View News - 05 Dec 2017
In reply to the town council, she wrote: “The comment that the position is not ideal, because of the weather and safety issues, does not stand up when you consider that the previous decorations lasted for three years.” She also told Pulman's View: “If ...
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Peter Kay cancels all 100 dates of first tour in eight years

Yahoo News UK - 14 Dec 2017
Peter Kay turning on Blackpool Illuminations in 2014. (Credit: REX). More. Kay had intended to do 100 live shows in major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Belfast, and Dublin. Lasting almost a year, Kay had ...
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Emotional thank you as Saffie's family face the future

Lancashire Evening Post - 28 Nov 2017
The star lit up a Christmas tree in tribute to Saffie as part of the lights switch on. It had been specially designed by Richard Ryan, head of the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations. Speaking ahead of the event, Mike spoke of how the family was ...
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Images from a Warming Planet - the UK in pictures

The Guardian - 23 Nov 2017
The 2016 book by photojournalist Ashley Cooper documented the effects of climate change over 13 years and in more than 30 countries. Earlier this month, Cooper won the Green Apple award for environmental best practice at a ceremony at the UK House of ...
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Nottinghamshire couple below siege from neighbours lights

Kaplan Herald - 17 Dec 2017
A married couple claim they have been forced to sleep in separate rooms because they feel 'under siege' from their festive neighbours' lights. Pensioners Chris and Sue Headland say that their bedroom is lit up like Blackpool Illuminations because two ...
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Lightwaves returns to the Quays this weekend

About Manchester (press release) (blog) - 05 Dec 2017
2017 will, again, see Quays Culture collaborate with lighting legends of the North, Blackpool Illuminations. At 10km long and using over one million bulbs the Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle, which has been running since 1912. Quays ...

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